Black & white photography scares me! I am much more comfortable creating illusions and abstracting with colour.
As a painter I have spent many years wrestling with colour, even in the paintings where I use only one colour, I find comfort and solace in pigment… but scary can be exhilarating, and black & white photography is beautiful, so I keep working to get those somber tomes to speak my language. Black & white photography is poetic, ancestral and sensual and can give focus to beauty of life that is unique. With black & white I find more options for that hidden poetic imagery that often becomes buried underneath an obvious and more approachable reality.
Every image in this book tells a story, from the photos of the the majestic Swiss alps to the Venetian carnival masks, railroad engines, performers, toy sculptures, dance, music, people, children, places and things… these are the images from my Black & White Dreams!